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OUT OF THE EARTH. Louis Bromfield. OUT OF THE EARTH.
New York: Harper & Brothers, (1950). First edition. INSCRIBED at his Malabar Farm, "Malabar 1950 For Charlie Rogers with the friendship and best wishes of Louis Bromfield." Very good or better with pictorial endpapers showing faint offset and cloth with a little wear. In a supplied very fine dust jacket almost new with two small closed tears.

[Book #48615]       Price: $200.00
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THE STRANGE CASE OF MISS ANNIE SPRAGG. Louis Bromfield. THE STRANGE CASE OF MISS ANNIE SPRAGG.
New York: Frederick Stokes Co. 1928. First edition. A Barron fantasy title about a woman with a stigmata. Set in Italy. "...pagan rebellion against oppresive Christian moralism." Fine in an orange dust jacket with very light edgewear and the spine slightly faded. Fantasy Literature.

[Book #28570]       Price: $60.00
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WHAT BECAME OF ANNA BOLTON. Louis Bromfield. WHAT BECAME OF ANNA BOLTON.
New York: Harper & Brothers Publishers, (1944). First edition. Light, unavoidable offset to pastedowns near spine gutter, otherwise fine in very bright dust jacket with just minor edgewear and a touch of light soiling to rear panel. Bookplate of Chicago artist Arthur Johan Anderson tipped in. A very attractive copy.

[Book #30265]       Price: $50.00
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THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL. Anne Bronte, as Acton Bell. THE TENANT OF WILDFELL HALL.
New York: Harper & Brothers, 1848. First American edition in one volume. Hailed on the title page as being by the "Author of 'Wuthering Heights'," though that book was by Emily Bronte, not Anne. An apparent attempt to capitalize on the success of WUTHERING HEIGHTS and JANE EYRE, by their sister, Charlotte. First few and last several leaves foxed but otherwise only occasional scattered foxing to margins, making this a nice, clean copy. In contemporary three-quarter leather binding with brown cloth boards. Edges and corners professionally touched up by Dragonfly Bindery and Studio; altogether very good to near fine. FIRST U.S. ONE-VOLUME EDITION.

[Book #51843]       Price: $1,250.00
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APG 209.0 (2007). Rupert Brooke. APG 209.0 (2007) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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APG 055.5 (2004). Gwendolyn Brooks. APG 055.5 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
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DAYS OF THE PHOENIX: The Nineteen-Twenties I Remember. Van Wyck Brooks. DAYS OF THE PHOENIX: The Nineteen-Twenties I Remember.
New York: Dutton & Co. 1957. First edition. Very good in lightly edge rubbed dust jacket.

[Book #29012]       Price: $45.00
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NEW ENGLAND: INDIAN SUMMER 1865- 1915. Van Wyck Brooks. NEW ENGLAND: INDIAN SUMMER 1865- 1915.
[New York]: E P Dutton & Co., Inc. 1940. First edition. One of 997 SIGNED, numbered copies issued in publisher's slipcase. Very good to fine with page top edges gilt and ribbon place marker. Slipcase shows some fading and wear on edges, but still intact and sturdy.

[Book #33976]       Price: $60.00
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THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems. Walter Henderson Brooks, intro C. G. Woodson, dust jacket James Amos Porter. THE PASTOR'S VOICE: A Collection of Poems.
Washington, D.C. The Associated Publishers, Inc. (1945). First edition. Walter Brooks was born into slavery in 1851 and went on to serve as pastor of the Nineteenth Street Baptist Church in D.C. for over sixty years. Illustrated with photographs of Brooks beginning at age 15 in 1866, just one year out of slavery. Publisher and the author of the 22-page preface Carter G. Woodson founded The Associated Publishers in 1920--it is the oldest African-American publishing company in the United States. Dust jacket illustrated by James Porter, a pioneer in the field of African-American art history. Small dent and faint red mark on spine, light stain to front cover otherwise bright, crisp and near fine in bright, very good or better slightly rumpled dust jacket with matching red mark on spine, light internal damp staining, few small chips and closed tears. Scarce to rare.

[Book #54956]       Price: $450.00
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THE CLOCKWORK TWIN. Walter R. Brooks. THE CLOCKWORK TWIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First edition, second printing, originally published in 1937. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. A mechanical playmate is mistaken for the real thing in this Freddy and friends adventure. Very good to fine in dust jacket with chips on corners and spine ends, but still presentable.

[Book #33134]       Price: $100.00
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FREDDY GOES CAMPING. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY GOES CAMPING.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1948. First edition. Illustrationed by Kurt Wiese. Freddy meets up with some unfriendly ghosts when he attempts to rid Mr. Camphor's house of his visiting aunts. The barest wear on corners, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33168]       Price: $100.00
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FREDDY GOES TO THE NORTH POLE. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY GOES TO THE NORTH POLE.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1955. First edition, eighth printing, originally published in 1930 under the title MORE TO AND AGAIN. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Spine faded, but not the lettering, otherwise very good, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33140]       Price: $60.00
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FREDDY THE COWBOY. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY THE COWBOY.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1950. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Fearless Freddy saves the day when Mr. Flint tries to rob the First Animal Bank. Name on front endpaper, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33163]       Price: $100.00
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FREDDY THE MAGICIAN. Walter R. Brooks. FREDDY THE MAGICIAN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1947. First edition. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Freddy shows a fraudulent magician a few tricks of his own to protect the inhabitants of nearby Centerboro. The barest wear on corners, otherwise the book is fine in dust jacket with chips at spine ends eliminating "Freddy/the" at top of spine and one V-shaped chip slightly affecting the "Y" in "Freddy" on front cover.

[Book #33167]       Price: $100.00
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MORE TO AND AGAIN. Walter R. Brooks. MORE TO AND AGAIN.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, (1947). First edition, fifth printing, originally published in 1930. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Fine in dust jacket with "V" chip at top of spine affecting "lter" in Walter, otherwise very good to fine with minor soiling but no other chipping.

[Book #33142]       Price: $100.00
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THE STORY OF REGINALD. Walter R. Brooks. THE STORY OF REGINALD.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1942. First edition, second printing. Originally published in 1936. Illustrations by Kurt Wiese. Freddy plays detective to save his new-found friend Freginald, the famous Boorschmidt Circus's poetry-reciting bear. Very minor cover soiling, otherwise fine, lacking dust jacket.

[Book #33173]       Price: $100.00
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WIGGINS FOR PRESIDENT. Walter R. Brooks. WIGGINS FOR PRESIDENT.
New York: Alfred A. Knopf, 1939. First edition, so stated. Children's book, illustrations by Kurt Wiese. An early Freddy in which he helps the cow run for office in the first animal republic. Later re-titled "Freddy the Politician." Fine, lacking the dust jacket, which is scarce.

[Book #33172]       Price: $125.00
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APG 079.4 (2004). Chandler Brossard. APG 079.4 (2004) Author Price Guide. (Dickerson: Quill & Brush, 2004). Includes a facsimile of the author's signature; a brief biographical sketch; a list of the author's first editions (American and British) current to the date of publication of the guide, with entries for limited and trade editions; number of copies (if available); how to identify the first edition; and estimated values with and without the dustwrapper (if applicable). Issued as a PDF file. Click HERE for a complete list of our individual Author Price Guides or for information about ordering the complete set on CD.
[Book #22749]       Price: $3.00
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DIRTY BOOKS FOR LITTLE FOLKS. Chandler Brossard. DIRTY BOOKS FOR LITTLE FOLKS.
Max Soumagnac. (Paris: Daniel Cointe, 1978). First edition. Erotica (such a lovely name for porn isn't it?) loosely based on classic children's tales; quite graphically illustrated by Max Soumagnac. 5 x 6" white paperwraps printed in blue; text and illustrations also in blue. Very good to near fine with covers rubbed but not so as to affect lettering or cover illustration. EROTICA LOOSELY BASED ON CLASSIC CHILDREN'S TALES.

[Book #45257]       Price: $50.00
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THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources. Robert B. Brough. THE LIFE OF SIR JOHN FALSTAFF: With a Biography of the Knight, from authentic sources.
George Cruikshank. London: Longman, Brown, Green, Longmans, and Roberts. 1857 and 1858. First edition, in the original, untrimmed and unopened monthly parts: TEN OCTAVO PARTS IN PICTORIAL PAPERWRAPS, housed together in gilt-lettered green-cloth chemise with bookplate of Maude M. Monell and matching green-cloth slipcase. Pale yellow pictorial paperwraps each with woodcut after Cruikshank on front cover and each with two full-page plates at front -- 20 etched plates by Cruikshank in all. Apart from some minor soiling to wrappers an excellent untrimmed set with tissue guards present between all but one set of plates and with all but Part I unopened. Touch of spotting to plates, Part I; old damp stain to plate fore edges, Part VII; and stain to upper corner last several leaves and rear cover, Part VIII. Text on back wrappers corresponding to Cohn's except for Part III ("A List of New Works") and Part IV ("New Books of the Season"). Part VII with 4-page "List of New Works Announced for Publication" dated Nov. 1827 laid in. Cohn 96. ILLUSTRATED BY CRUIKSHANK.

[Book #54014]       Price: $2,500.00
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THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE. James Broughton. THE PLAYGROUND, Together with THE QUEEN OF THE MERMAIDS WAS THE FIRST TO ARRIVE.
(San Francisco): Centaur Press, 1949. First edition. Limited to 1000 copies. Broughton's play illustrated by Daniel Harris in his first appearance as "Zev." The first book from the press founded by Broughton and Kermit Sheet. SIGNED BY BROUGHTON on half-title page and INSCRIBED WITH A LARGE DRAWING BY ZEV on front endpaper, "For Herbert and Zelda & Co. With Love! Love! Love! Love! Love!" The drawing depicts a father returning home to his wife and two children with what appears to be an airplane in his hands. Paperclip impression and touch of rust to front flap and opposing endpaper, otherwise near fine in a good or better dust jacket. Laid in is a 1954 CHRISTMAS GREETING WITH POEM by Broughton and drawing by Zev (of mermaid queen arriving at a castle or cathedral) which, according to OCLC was produced for the use of Broughton, Sheets, and Dan "Zev" Harris and his wife Gertrude. Only 3 copies are located in libraries worldwide. This one INSCRIBED IN FRENCH BY ZEV "with best wishes," and signed by him with his wife's name followed by "Zev," over which he adds a jeweled crown. A 12 x 7.75" broadside, folded to make a card. Minor creasing and one small stain, otherwise near fine.

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THE HORSEMASTER: A Novel. T. Alan Broughton. THE HORSEMASTER: A Novel.
New York: E.P. Dutton, (1981). First edition. SIGNED and dated by author. Fine in dust jacket with one tiny chip on the bottom corner of the spine fold.

[Book #41163]       Price: $45.00
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SEEING THINGS AT NIGHT. Heywood Broun. SEEING THINGS AT NIGHT.
New York: Harcourt, Brace and Co. 1921. First edition. Name on front endpaper and corners and spine ends a little rubbed, otherwise very good without dust jacket.

[Book #29008]       Price: $50.00
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LETTERS TO MARY. Catherine Hayes Brown. LETTERS TO MARY.
New York: Random House, (1940). First edition. A biography of actress Helen Hayes, written by her mother in a series of letters to Helen's daughter, Mary. Number 37 of 350 numbered copies SIGNED by Catherine Hayes Brown, Helen Hayes and Mary MacArthur. Includes a foreword by Charles MacArthur. Near fine with a touch of age darkening on the endpapers. In slipcase with a few small rubbed spots.

[Book #34828]       Price: $100.00
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THE DA VINCI CODE: A Novel. Dan Brown. THE DA VINCI CODE: A Novel.
New York: Doubleday, (2003). First edition. First issue, with "skitoma" page 243, line 25. This run-away best seller was the second novel to feature Robert Langdon. Filmed with Tom Hanks in the starring role. Fine in fine dust jacket.

[Book #50614]       Price: $150.00
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